2017 Softball Season in Review
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
2017 Softball Season in Review
  • The Tennessee State Softball team finished the 2017 season with a 12-37 record, while compiling a 2-19 Ohio Valley Conference record

  • The Tigers opened the season going 3-1 at the Jackson State Tiger Invitational

  • TSU stole 20 bases over the first four games and led the nation at the time with 5.00 swipes per game

  • Tennessee State earned a 3-2 record at the Leon Smith Classic hosted by Southeast Missouri in Oxford, Ala.

  • TSU avenged 2016 losses over Loyola (3-1) and Samford (10-9 in nine innings); TSU erased a 9-2 fifth inning deficit against the Bulldogs

  • Sophomore pitcher Lauren Powell finished the Leon Smith Classic with a 3-0 record and a 0.47 ERA, while striking out 12 in 15.0 innings of work

  • Freshman Selena Crafton went 10-for-20 (.500) for the weekend with five runs batted in, including the game winner over Samford to close out the tournament

  • Senior Lauren Woodard finished the season ranked Sixth in the Nation and Tops in the OVC averaging 0.85 Walks Allowed Per Seven Innings

  • Senior Courtney Gearlds etched her name in the TSU record books before closing out her four-year career

    Season Records
     Batting Average   9th   .350   2016 
     Runs Scored  2nd   29  2016
       9th  25  2015
     Triples  3rd  4  2015, 2016 
     Stolen Bases  6th  17  2015
     Hit by Pitch  4th  12  2014, 2016
       6th  11  2017

    Career Records
     Games Played   8th   181 
     Games Started   7th  177 
     Batting Average   10th   .295 
     At Bats  5th  526
     Hits  3rd  155
     Runs  2nd  86
     Triples  3rd  12
     Stolen Bases  2nd  60
     Hit by Pitch  1st  40
     On Base Percentage   5th  .383 


  • Danica Gleason and Lauren Woodard each entered the TSU record books during their time in Blue

    Gleason
    Career
     Runs   10th   51 
     Assists   8th   209 

    Woodard
    Season
     Appearances   3rd   42  2016 
     Games Started   5th  27   2016
     Shutouts  7th  2   2016

    Career
     Shutouts   5th   3 


Top Statistical Tigers:
Avg.: Selena Crafton - .323
Runs: Danica Gleason - 22
Hits: Selena Crafton - 41
Doubles: Danica Gleason, Sarah Snell - 8
Triples: Danica Gleason - 2
Home Runs: Megan Huppee, Whitney Ennis, Danica Gleason, Kim Trice, Erica O'Kane, Lauren Woodard - 1
RBI: Danica Gleason - 21
Stolen Bases: Selena Crafton - 17
ERA: Lauren Woodard - 5.15
Wins: Lauren Powell - 5
Innings Pitched: Lauren Woodard - 107.1
Strikeouts: Lauren Powell - 72